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‘The Magic of Science and Nature’: Workshop by Leaps and Bounds

April 18, 2013 • Posted in: News, Workshops

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Why does a balloon blow up when you put it over a bottle full of vinegar and baking soda?

The students trying vinegar for the first time. They couldn't believe they had just tasted an acid!

The students trying vinegar for the first time. They couldn’t believe they had just tasted an acid!

How does a ball continue rotating in a jar in mid air?

Now the students know how the motorcyclists at the circus manage to ride 360 degrees in a sphere.

Now the students know how the motorcyclists at the circus manage to ride 360 degrees in a sphere.

How does Solar Energy work?

Students measuring the output of a solar panel and examining a solar pocket fan

Students measuring the output of a solar panel and examining a solar pocket fan

What effect does heat have on different colours?

Trying to figure out why the little fan rotates

Trying to figure out why the little fan rotates

How can a skewer go through a balloon and not burst it?

Marvelling at the fact that the balloon didn't burst!

Marvelling at the fact that the balloon didn’t burst!

Can you answer all these questions? Our students at the E-Base can!

Pepper, water and soap- All you need to learn one of the most important concepts: Surface tension.

Pepper, water and soap- All you need to learn one of the most important concepts: Surface tension.

We ditched learning about Surface tension, Centrifugal Force, Inertia and many other concepts by reading a drab text book. Instead, the students became doctors for the day! The examined, investigated and made hypothesizes.

Examining different objects under a microscope

Examining different objects under a microscope

They learnt some of the most basic concepts of science in the most entertaining manner!
These photos do all the talking:

Making a lava lamp

Making a lava lamp

The students couldn't get enough of it!

The students couldn’t get enough of it!

Understanding surface tension with the help of water, dropper and a penny. One of the students managed to put 27 drops on one of his pennies!

Understanding surface tension with the help of water, dropper and a penny. One of the students managed to put 27 drops on one of his pennies!

Doctor Subhash helping the students out

‘Doctor’ Subhash helping the students out

Photo Credit: Pooja Choksi

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